Running Workshop to Be Held by National Black Marathoners Association

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.( News release)-  In an effort to increase ethnic minority running, officials with the National Black Marathoners Association (NBMA) announced today they are hosting a workshop on Nov. 11 in Little Rock, aimed at organizing ethnic running/walking clubs in Arkansas. The goal is to establish running or walking clubs in various faith-based organizations or ethnic minority communities.
 
“Ethnic minorities represent almost one-third of the U.S. population, but less than ten percent of core runners,” said Tony Reed, Executive Director of NBMA.  “At the same time, ethnic minorities are more likely to suffer from the preventable diseases, including diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease,” Reed added.
 
DETAILS OF THE WORKSHOP:
 
EVENT:  National Black Marathoners Association Workshop
DATE: Sat., Nov. 11, 2017
TIME: 8:00 am – Noon CT
LOCATION: Centre at University Park
ADDRESS: 6401 W. 12th St. Little Rock, AR 72204
For more information on the NBMA workshop, please go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/organizing-an-ethnic-minority-runningwalking-club-workshop-tickets-38746248071
 
In this workshop, participants will learn about:
 

  •      The Economic Impact of Fitness
  •      History of Running & Running Organizations in the African-American Community
  •      Debunking The Myths About African-Americans and Running      Selecting a       Running Group Structure - Formal Clubs to Informal Social Media Groups
  •       Retaining Runners and Walkers

“These workshops will demonstrate how ethnic minorities can start and maintain running and walking programs to lower their healthcare expenses while improving their financial situation,” Reed said.


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